• Morgan, Bellamys to perform

    Lorrie Morgan and The Bellamy Brothers will headline this year’s Independence County Fair. The 2014 fair is set for July 14-19, with that Monday offering free admission and activities sponsored by the Junior Fair Board. Morgan will take the stage at 8 p.m. July 18, …

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  • Registration opens Sunday for exhibits

    Registration will open Sunday for livestock and home economics exhibits at the Independence County Fair, according to a news release. This year’s fair will be July 14-19. Kids night is July 14. The entertainment schedule is: youth talent show, July 15; open mic night, July …

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  • Man sought by feds is arrested

    A team of officers, along with an excited K-9, found a man wanted on a federal warrant hiding in a storage building on Chow Lane in Batesville. According to Independence County Sgt. Wayne Green, he was told by Investigator John Scarbrough that information had been …

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  • School-based health care: Cedar Ridge, Southside net funds

    Obtaining quality health care is essential to learning, and that’s why three school districts in Arkansas were recently awarded funds to encourage health, wellness and academic success among the students. “Studies show that students perform better academically when they have access to quality health care,” …

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  • Hydro may get new company

    The three White River Hydroelectric units could be handed off to a private company if approved by the Independence County Quorum Court. At a meeting of the quorum court’s hydro committee on Thursday, members voted to enter into a three-year contract with North Brook Energy, …

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  • Some incorrectly deemed eligible for coverage

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Nearly 4,800 Arkansas residents are receiving notices that they were incorrectly deemed eligible for the state’s expanded Medicaid program and will have their coverage end May 31, officials said Thursday. The Department of Human Services on Thursday said it was notifying …

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  • Facebook seeks change to Arkansas social media law

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are considering a change to a social media law after Facebook raised concerns that it would bar supervisors and employees from having purely voluntary, social contact. The law passed in 2013 says an employer should not “require, request, suggest …

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  • Dozier, Lockhouse Orchestra to perform

    JONESBORO — A tribute concert titled “Take a Load Off” set for Saturday will begin at 7 p.m. in the Forum, 115 E. Monroe in Jonesboro, honoring Arkansas native Levon Helm, a two-time Grammy award winning artist, widely known as the drummer for The Band. …

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  • Cornerstone offers picnic

    MELBOURNE — Cornerstone Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant will host a picnic in the park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Melbourne Walking Trail Park. Hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks will be served. There will be games for children and adults. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 21, 1994.

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  • Musicians sought

    Acoustic musicians and singers are invited to gather at 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Room of First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Non-musicians who want to listen to the music are welcome. For more information …

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  • Bassmasters to meet

    The Batesville Bassmasters will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the First Community Bank’s George Rider Room, said Colin Patterson, who been reporting the results. “We will be discussing this year’s Tommy Clark White River Bass Classic which will be held September 20. We are …

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